Friday 29 January 2016 by Formelia Alberthine

Andy Murray wins Aussie Open semi-final to secure runners-up berth


Andy Murray australian final

Andy Murray has secured this years runners-up spot at the Australian Open, following his 5-set semi-final victory over Canadian, Milos Raonic.

The Scotsman, who is about to become a father for the first time, is booked in to lose against current holder Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

In his post-match press conference, Murray said he would use the formality of the match to catch up on some reading about his impending father-hood.

“I’ve got lots of books with me,” he told reporters.

“If I had my way, Kim would go into labour at around 2PM Australian time and we can forget about the match altogether.”

Murray went on to deny that losing to Djokovic several times at the same stage had impacted his competitive nature.

“No – losing to Novak always gets my juices flowing, and this loss will be no different.”

Former British loser, Tim Henman, wished Murray good luck with his in-match reading.

“I hope they take the form of novellas.”

“Honestly I can’t see him being on court long enough to even get past the nappy changing section.”

“He would be better served using the time to draft his losers speech.”

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